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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane

Houghton-le-Spring

Tyne & Wear

DH5 8DA

Tel: 0191 5536523

 

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Please note: We have postponed the Sports Day and Summer Fayre to Friday 14th July. Hopefully this will give everyone the chance to rearrange so they can join us at these events.

Foundation Stage

 

Curriculum Overview 2016-17

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Autumn Term 2016

This term the children will be learning about the cross-curricular themes of Sticks and Twigs.  This is based around the Julia Donaldson book ‘Stickman’. The children will be investigating and exploring in woodlands both on and off site. The book will be the focus of literacy and numeracy activities with the classroom. After half term they will be learning about the Hindu festival of Divali and Christmas.  They will be learning about important symbols and looking at artefacts, as well as chopping down a Christmas tree for the classroom.

Two of our visits are in woodland/forest areas.  Please send your child to school in uniform these days.  We have sufficient waterproof suits and wellies for all of the children to wear, and staff will help the children get changed before we leave school.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term.

 

Autumn Term 2016

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.  

 

Thursday 29th September (Miss Milne)

Thursday 29th September (Miss Craggs)

Thursday 4th October (Mr Pitt)

Castle Eden Dene

 

Wednesday 2nd November (Miss Milne)

Thursday 3rd November (Mr Pitt)

Friday 4th November (Miss Craggs)

Tesco

 

Monday 5th December (Miss Craggs)

Wednesday 7th December (Mr Pitt)

Thursday 8th December (Miss Milne)

Chopwell Woods

Castle Eden Dene - September 2016

Nativity Stars - December 2016

Spring Term 2017

This term the children in Foundation Stage will be studying the theme of ‘Chinese New Year’ And ‘Growth’.   The children will be learning about the festival through art and dance and will be tasting Chinese food.  Later in the term the children will have the experience of chicks being incubated in the classroom and learning how to care for them.  Many Maths and English activities will be based around this.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so please ensure that your child brings their full school P.E. kit on Tuesdays and leaves it in school for Wednesdays.

Spring Term 2017

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school. .  

 

Thursday 26th January (Miss Milne)

Friday 27th January (Miss Craggs)

Wednesday 1st February (Mr Pitt)

Stowell Street & Discovery Museum, Newcastle

 

Thursday 2nd March (Miss Milne)

Friday 3rd March (Miss Craggs)

Monday 6th March (Mr Pitt)

Ouseburn Farm, Newcastle

 

Wednesday 29th March (Mr Pitt)

Thursday 30th March (Miss Milne)

Friday 7th April (Miss Craggs)

Hamsterley Forest

Sainsbury's & Bob's Allotment, November 2016

Stowell Street & Discovery Museum, January 2017

Summer Term 2017

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.  

 

Wednesday 26th April (Miss Craggs)

Wednesday 10th May (Miss Milne)

Friday 12th May (Mr Pitt)

Pets at Home

 

Monday 5th June (Miss Craggs)

Thursday 8th June (Miss Milne)

Friday 9th June (Mr Pitt)

Roker Beach, Sunderland

 

Wednesday 28th June

(Mr Pitt & Miss Craggs)

Thursday 29th June

(Miss Milne & Miss Craggs)

Goals Soccer Centre, Sunderland

Summer Term 2017

This term your Reception class child will be studying the theme of ‘Pets’. We have constructed a Vet surgery within the classroom which will develop Literacy and Mathematical skills along with the opportunity to expand the children’s interpersonal skills and social awareness. We have planned an educational visit around this to provide your child with first hand experiences and access to creatures and animals. We hope they will appreciate responsibility and the type of care pets require.